anupam.srivatsav at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 23:56:01 CDT 2009
Please read the line "Prerarka and ghAtaka are certainly diffe-atmaka
as "Prerarka and ghAtaka are certainly different from atmaka
On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 10:24 AM, anupam srivatsav
<anupam.srivatsav at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Sri Srinivas,
>> As you note ka suffix denotes "constructed by" or "made of".
>> However, sometimes it also means "maker of", "creator of",
>> "constructor of".
>> And this is where I would like some help from list members.
>> preraka - one who is cause of or catalyst of preraNA (inspiration)
>> ghAtaka - one who is cause of or catalyst of ghAta (disaster)
> Prerarka and ghAtaka are certainly diffe-atmaka derivation. Preraka
> and ghAtaka are Nvul pratyayas. They also based on dhatus (iira
> kshepe and hana himsagatyayoH).
> preraka = pra upasarga purvasya, iir dhatoH Nvul pratyayanta, prathama
> eka vachanam.
> ghAtaka = himsarthakasya hana dhatoH Nvul pratyayanta, prathama eka vachanam.
> tri-guNa-Atmaka = tri-guNaH AtmA yasya saH = tri-guNa-AtmA (shasti tatpurusha)
> tri-guNa-AtmA + Thanj = tri-guNa-Atmaka (See, AtmA becomes Atma+ka and
> also, AtmA is not a dhatu here)
>> On similar lines:
>> should we interpret sAtvika as (a) made of sattva guNa,
>> or (b) "maker" of sattva guNa,
> Therefore, we cannot interpret sAtvika as "maker" of sattva guNa, but
> only as "made of" sattva guNa.
>> and coming to the word Atmaka as in triguNAtmaka do we
>> interpret it as (a) made of self of three guNa-s or (b) "maker"
>> of self of three guNa-s.
>> Can someone confirm if we can take meaning (a) or (b) or both.
> Same applies here too.
>> In this context another word that is used is triguNamaya.
>> This certainly means "made of three guNa-s"
> You are right here.
> With regards,
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